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I don't find it very intuitive, and I haven't found a clear guide online as yet.

I end up "playing" with Word Spacing until I get to an approximation of what I need.

I only ever modify Word Spacing and Letter Spacing.

For Letter Spacing I always use -5% minimum and +5% maximum, For Word Spacing it is a crapshoot between 10% minimum and 200% maximum and many varying numbers in between.

It's a pain, it takes ages, and I'm sure I can't be doing this correctly.. Does anyone have any pointers how this is best acheived? Many thanks if so.

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    From my experience it's really personal preference combined with the font you are using and how you want the final layout. But I only dabble in large layouts. – Alith7 Oct 27 '20 at 13:44
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    Those are some pretty extreme numbers to me. I virtually never go beyond -2%/+1% and 98%/102%. Anything more and you end up with terribly squished letters and words, in my experience. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 27 '20 at 13:58
  • Thanks for the replies guys. I've applied those settings to my text and that looks far more sensible Janus, many thanks. I'll keep within those ranges - for my sanity as much as display of final output...! Kind regards – DeafCassette Oct 27 '20 at 14:05
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    10% minimum word space is way too small. From memory, I think I use 50%–150% (but note that InDesign does not treat these as absolute values to stick to but merely as "normal", and it will happily go beyond them and only show such a line as "spacing violation" when asked to). – Jongware Oct 27 '20 at 14:37

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